WFLD Chicago To Debut ‘Later With Leon’

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago (DMA 3) will premiere Later with Leon, a comedic, news-centric latenight show, on Sept. 9.

Leon Rogers, who co-hosts The WGCI Morning Show, will share his opinions on current events, both local to Chicago and nationwide, with WFLD reporter Tia Ewing, who will present the facts and details of the news and stories of the day. In addition, Rogers will interview newsmakers and entertainers, giving them a platform to weigh in on the discussions.

Rogers is currently the co-host of The WGCI Morning Show on weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the mid-1990s and has been featured on several popular comedy shows, including: Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View, BET’s One Mic Stand, P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza, Cedric the Entertainer’s Starting Lineup and Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes.

Rogers spent two years as co-host of the sports talk radio show, Sports Unplugged, with ESPN writer Scoop Jackson and college basketball analyst Steve Bardo. In addition, he was selected as a spokesperson for the EA Sports video game Madden NFL 2009.

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